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The Washington Baptist Association is located in Chatom AL. on St. Stephens Ave. between the Washington Co. Hospital & Nursing Home and the Washington County Health Department. 

Here you will find information concerning our churches and their ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our association strives to complete The Great Commission.

We want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our churches in Washington Co.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to help you find the church that will fit to you and your family.

 

Please pray for our country and its leaders.

 

Remember to Pray for your pastors. With everything going on he may feel weighted down with decisions related to this virus. If he consideres canceling services, people criticize. If he doesn't cancel services, people criticize. Pray for him as he seeks God's direction for the hard decisions. He not only has a church family to be concerned with but his own family, kids, parents.....etc. 

 

I was on my way into work this morning and Doug Hannah from The Message was saying how a lot of churches chose for safety of their congregation to suspend worship services because of the Corona Virus. They are instead either streaming live for people to worship at home. He stated he can't prove this, but he thinks that a lot of unchurched or nonbelieving people probably won't go to church but in their own home will maybe listen or tune in to the services on the web.
I think we as a church must be preparing ourselves with something GREAT God is doing for His Glory, we need to prepare for revival of our nation. Instead of being disappointed that church services are suspended, tune in on Sundays and worship with your families or if you are by yourself, take comfort that you are not alone in worshiping with everyone who tunes in to the services on line. Seek God prepare yourself to help someone God will put in your path during this time.
Pastors, prepare yourself, seek God as you preach to possibly the biggest Nonbelieving congregation of your life. You will not only be preaching to your normal congregation but to the masses that may tune in.
We all must be prepared for God to use us in this time.
Romans 8:28 - And we know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

He will use this time for His Glory.

Serving Him Together

Lanette

 

 

From the Director's Desk,

3-19-2020

By now all of you know that we are getting hourly updates on the coronavirus that is sweeping our nation and the world at this time.

My advice to all the churches is to understand the time that we are in and make the best decisions for your people at this present time.

Some of the churches in our association that have the ability and the equipment to go to Facebook, or online with their services, are doing this. So this may be a good time to use these tools, not only for your congregation, but also to reach out to those in your community that do not go to church.

We also have had to cancel the “Who’s Your One” training in Millry on March 26th, but this may be a good tool to use at this time to contact and pray for the one that is on your heart and does not know The Lord Jesus. Begin to build the relationship with them that the Holy Spirit will use to draw them to Jesus!

One of the things that I have seen and I am sure ya’ll have seen it also, is the fear and the uncertainty of this situation that we are in, as a nation. People are going to the stores and buying up things of this uncertain time that we are in.

America has seen it’s share of uncertainty in its history. We have survived the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War 1and 2. We have survived earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes. While these did cause many to loose their lives, many families and homes were lost, but people came together to helped each other and they survived and the nation survived.

We also went through the disaster of September 11th , which caused much destruction and a great lost of lives, but we came through it.

But this bug called coronavirus has shut our world down, like none has ever seen or lived through. While this COVID-19 pandemic is very serious, fear has it’s grip on America.

The word “fear” has a broad range of emotions that embrace both the secular and the religious worlds.

“Secular fear” is the natural feeling of alarm caused by the expectations of imminent danger, pain, or disaster. This fear arises in the normal activities and the relationship's of life. Secular fear can reflect the limitations of life as well as the unforeseen consequences of actions.

“Religious fear” is the human response to the presence of God. The fear of God was prominent in the teachings in the Old Testament. This mostly happen when an individual encounter the divine God. When God appear to that person, the person experiences the reality of God’s Holiness. There is a mystery in divine holiness that causes a person to become overwhelmed with a sense of awe and fear. The only response to this encounter is to fall own in reverse and worship, confessing sin, and seeking God's will.

Religious fear of God in the New Testament is often times de-emphasize by placing the Love of God above the fear of God. While it is true that the Love of God is a greater emphasis in the New Testament. However, the element of the fear of God was apart of the proclamation of the early church. The early church grew in number as the lived by Acts 9:31-”So the church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.” (CSB )

Over these past few days as all this has come down and change the lifestyles that we are just to , I have prayed and asked God to give us, the church, His wisdom, for such a time as this. I have found several quotes from saints that have strengthened my heart.

“ The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else. Oswald Chambers.”

“ Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless; fear makes serviceable, and most of all, fear puts hopelessness at the heart of life, while faith rejoices in its God. Harry Emerson Fosdick.”

I am not a prophet, but I do believe that God is speaking to His church at this time in our history. The Bible speaks of unity. This is what the early church had as they faced a very difficult time in their lives as the came to the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he came to give His life for the forgiveness of sin and eternal life through Jesus sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary and the empty tomb. I believe it is time for all believers in Christ Jesus to come together, regardless of our differences, to form that bound of unity to help each other but also to show the world the Love of Jesus, and get back to “The Basic’s of Life” like the song that the group 4-Him sang several years ago.

Ps. 46:1– God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.


Serving Him Together

Bro. Larry Thompson

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14810 St Stephens Ave
Mail: P.O. Box 1447
Chatom, Alabama 36518
Phone (251)847-2753
Fax 251-847-6404
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